I did it! #100daysofblogging

I did it, I made it to 100 days of daily blogging. It was a great experiment and experience, but I never want to do this again. Not because it's hard, and it often is, but because it doesn't allow for days off, days for thinking and reading, wandering through nature and not thinking about … Continue reading I did it! #100daysofblogging

What I really want

I've lost my way with Instagram again. My relationship with this app is troubled, it happened in the last year. Before that it was always pure love on my side. Instagram was perfect for me, I loved being there and sharing my thoughts, bits and pieces from my life. Until I started listening to all … Continue reading What I really want

On notebooks, again

This year I was supposed to fill a notebook after a notebook. I was supposed to write everything down, make the pages thick with ink. It's august an my journal isn't even half full. Other notebooks have more blank pages than the ones written on too. Why is it so difficult for me to write … Continue reading On notebooks, again

Trusting my own idea

While writing this book of mine, something felt not right. First I thought it was the language I was writing it in, so I started writing in another one (being multilingual can be a blessing and a curse), but it still felt off. I’ve spent a couple of days away from it and yesterday I … Continue reading Trusting my own idea

The books I want to read right now

There are so many, but today I just want to focus on the ones form my Goodreads to read list and in English. I find Julia Child fascinating after reading one of the biographies that was written by her nephew. I want to read more about her and I have a few book on my … Continue reading The books I want to read right now

Days 44-51 of #100daysofwriting

I needed some distance from my book. It felt wrong somehow and I didn't know what was wrong with it. So I stopped writing it and decided to come back to it in a couple of days, hoping I'll figure it out in that time. It took me a week, but I finally know what … Continue reading Days 44-51 of #100daysofwriting

Want to read list

I looked through my want to read list on Goodreads yesterday and it surprised me how many books there were (401, when did this happen?), but also how many books I wished I had at home to be able to read right now. This reading hunger gets bigger and bigger. I’m reading a lot this … Continue reading Want to read list

Getting what I want

"You always get what you want." - I've heard this quite a few times in my life. I don't know where this opinion came from, because I feel like I'm constantly boxing with life. Nothing came easy to me. Everything I've got was worked for and fought for. I wish it was easier, I often … Continue reading Getting what I want

Making the writing muscles strong

The #100daysofwriting got me thinking about writing a lot lately. About the craft of it, about the discipline. We can’t write in our heads only. We need to put pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard). We need to see the words on page, see if they work. I look at photographers and see … Continue reading Making the writing muscles strong

Instatiredness and the return of blogging

I have been following the recent changes on Instagram with mixed feelings. Reducing the reach, focusing on video content and people with a large following, has made many of us feel uncertain. The moment Facebook took over Instagram, I knew the changes would come and will keep coming. Changes caused by the desire to take … Continue reading Instatiredness and the return of blogging